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2023 Training/Technical Publications Apprentice - Larkhill

Ocean House, Throop Road, BA8 0DH
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Training/Technical Publications Apprentice, you will develop the key skills and experience in the following:
  • Gain knowledge of engineering subjects; electronic, mechanical and software engineering
  • Familiarise yourself with the key techniques and technologies used in the design and implementation of the product
  • Learn to verify maintenance and operating procedures by assessing on hardware and software equipment
  • Learn to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Gain knowledge of the different disciplines within the Services function and understand how you design equipment for supportability
  • Gain knowledge and be able use Services tooling and software packages
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of current industry standards for all service disciplines
  • Work with the British Army and the MoD to develop and maintain cutting edge training tools and methods
  • Specialise in the disciplines of Technical Publication and Training Services
  • Technical Publications development and generation (including online help)
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Product Training Courseware Development (including online e-learning development)
  • Face to face training delivery
  • State of the art facility

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • As a Training/Technical Publications Apprentice you will be enrolled onto the Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme at Warwick University, following the Technical Support Pathway
  • Delivered via a blended learning model, this programme combines the best of both with on campus delivery (6 block weeks per year) plus virtual coaching and online resources
  • The first two years on programme will be common across all pathways and will provide a broad engineering skill set including mechanical, electrical, electronic, materials and design, plus computational
  • In Year 3 and Year 4 learners will move to their specialist pathway. For the duration of this 4 year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our Services function in Templecombe
  • This opportunity available is based in Royal Artillery Barracks, Larkhill

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • A permanent position within Thales

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES incl Maths and English (Grade Grade 9 - 5 or A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels, including Maths and a Physical Science (Grade BBC) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering Discipline (Grade DMM) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates will need a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at A Level including a grade B in Maths and at least 1 further STEM subject (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. They will also require 5 GCSEs grade A*-C (9-5) including English and Maths. Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 4 year programme.

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